5/16/13

From Gary... Stairway to Heaven


Today's post is unusual in that it didn't begin with a picture, but rather a song.  Recently, Elizabeth was visiting for a few days and during her stay she happened to mention something like, "you seem to sing a lot".  Knowing myself, that is probably the sense of it and NOT her exact words.  But, anyway, I thought about that this morning and sat down and actually listened to some music from the 60's.  My tastes include many types of music, but rock and roll is probably at the top of the list.  Eventually, I came to one of my all time favorites and I liked it so much, that I played it several times.  There is something about the song, something that reverberates in me over and over- until it becomes part of my day (and night).  If you have eight minutes, click on the link below and listen- I hope you enjoy it.



Lyrics to "Stairway to Heaven"


There's a lady who's sure 

All that glitters is gold 
And she's buying a stairway to heaven. 
When she gets there she knows 
If the stores are all closed 
With a word she can get what she came for. 
Ooh ooh and she's buying a stairway to heaven. 
There's a sign on the wall 
But she wants to be sure 
'Cause you know sometimes words have two meanings. 
In a tree by the brook 
There's a songbird who sings, 
Sometimes all of our thoughts are misgiven. 
Ooh, it makes me wonder, 
Ooh, it makes me wonder. 
There's a feeling I get 
When I look to the west, 
And my spirit is crying for leaving. 
In my thoughts I have seen 
Rings of smoke through the trees, 
And the voices of those who standing looking. 
Ooh, it makes me wonder, 
Ooh, it really makes me wonder. 
And it's whispered that soon, If we all call the tune 
Then the piper will lead us to reason.
And a new day will dawn 
For those who stand long 
And the forests will echo with laughter. 
If there's a bustle in your hedgerow, 
Don't be alarmed now, 
It's just a spring clean for the May queen. 
Yes, there are two paths you can go by 
But in the long run 
There's still time to change the road you're on. 
And it makes me wonder. 
Your head is humming and it won't go 
In case you don't know, 
The piper's calling you to join him, 
Dear lady, can you hear the wind blow, 
And did you know 
Your stairway lies on the whispering wind. 
And as we wind on down the road 
Our shadows taller than our soul. 
There walks a lady we all know 
Who shines white light and wants to show 
How ev'rything still turns to gold. 
And if you listen very hard 
The tune will come to you at last. yrics to "Stairway to Heaven"



When all are one and one is all 
To be a rock and not to roll. 
And she's buying a stairway to heaven.


Commentary :




Led ZeppelinHUB INTRO

Although I am a Christian, I was not raised on Christian music or gospel – and I still have no real ear for either.  I came down through the years on a much edgier path, one littered with loud guitars, booming drums and crying keyboards.  While it is admissible that much of mainstream rock has no Christian elements in it, there is, I believe, a modicum of faith in the Creator evident in the styles of some.  I believe there is a great deal of beautiful and worthy poetry that remains to this day, sadly untapped.  So it is my intention to tap into this and present a continuing series of “lyric” studies for songs that have flown under the radar.  I do believe they hold a deep and meaningful message for us all.  I do not profess to know what the artist’s intentions were in creating their songs, but much like any work of art, it is open to interpretation by the hearer.  I am conveying my take on how they have affected my life.


Superstition

"There's a lady who's sure, all that glitters is gold, and she's buying the stairway to heaven."
It has been my sad experience in life to find that many church-going Christians are very superstitious. Superstition is defined as "an unreasoning fear of what is unknown or mysterious."
Many look at secular music and assume from the get that there is no spirituality in them, no desire to seek and find truth. They look at musicians for their outrageous sins which are all too often used to promote them for filthy lucre sake. But the greed, the drinking, the drugs, and the sex are not uncommon themes in normal every day life of normal every day people, including Christians. People of all faiths are battling addictions and carnal weaknesses. To believe it is a musicians job to behave as a role model is to believe any of us can successfully be a role model all the time.  None of us are without some misgivings. Hard as we try, we are not perfect either, and our daily walk takes us on many varied paths, some far from our Creator, His Son, and their purpose for us.  Let us not be too proud.
I truly believe 'Stairway to Heaven' speaks to all of us.  Only the proud believe they can get everything they want without bending to the will of the King of kings.
"When she gets there she knows, if the stores are all closed, with a word she can get what she came for."
On the live version of this particular song, the singer, Robert Plant, begins the song by saying, he believes it is a song of hope.
I started listening to Led Zeppelin when I was about 13 and that is how I saw it then - and still do.
Many Christian ministers, then and now, teach that because of guitarist Jimmy Page's obsession with the occult and Aleistar Crowley, the lyrics and spirit of Zeppelin music is tainted and demonic.
I call that line of thinking - that line of reasoning - superstition.
Mark 7:20 'And He said, That which cometh outof the man, defileth the man.'
In the next two verses, Yahshua lists a great many evils, everything from thoughts, adultery, theft, and pride before packaging the whole message.
Mark 7:23 'All these evil things come from within, and defile the man.'
You cannot be defiled by anything in this world.  You can be surrounded by every evil image and sound, and yet not be influenced by them.
Temptation is merely the option laid out on the table before you. The ability to resist or fail in the face of temptation is already stored up inside you. 
And, in truth, nothing is a temptation unless that weakness is already in you. Nobody can convince you to rob a bank for any reason unless the desire to take from others is already a part of your heart. Nobody can convince you to fornicate unless the desire to be sexually active without a spiritual yoke is already a part of your heart.  You can't blame the devil or anyone else for your sins.
If these weaknesses were not already a part of your heart, you would not know them to be tempting.
In all my years of listening to Led Zeppelin, I never once felt inclined to worship the devil, or seek out the mystery's of the occult. Getting beyond the superstition of it all, I saw the words written and sung by Led Zeppelin as the voice of one "seeking".
We are told in Scripture to seek Him early, while He can yet be found.
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REPENT

"There's a sign on the wall but she wants to be sure, cause you know sometimes words have two meanings."
Why do we who are seeking the truth about the Scriptures and the Creator, go to such great lengths to read and study words, phonetics, and definitions; even other languages?  We do this because we know there are idioms, there are words and phrases that mean different things to different people, at different times and places.  Everything is not as straightforward as our own understanding unless we are arrogant and choose to assume that everyone should see things our way.
"In the tree by the brook, there's a songbird who sings, Sometimes all of our thoughts are misgiven."
Pride is such an ugly characteristic in people.  And all too often, Christians bear the standard of pride worse than those they label 'heathen.' 
Repentance is our declaration to have thought, believed and behaved wrongly.  It is our declaration to the world, that at times, our thoughts, despite our Christian beliefs, have been misgiven - in error.
Try telling some Christians they are in error and they will raise a holy jihad against you.  They do not accept chastisement because they believe it is trying to uproot their faith.
Faith is more about uprooting knowledge in order to find solace in the unknown, then it is in knowing.
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Scared of Pipers

"There's a feeling I get when I look to the west, and my spirit is crying for leaving. In my thoughts I have seen, rings of smoke through the trees, and the voices of those who stand looking."
How many of us have never felt the urge to run away from our problems? How many of us have never felt like just turning our back on everything we know would solve all our problems?
When I hear those lines, that crying to leave and run west, run away from the sunrise, I hear a desire to flee in fear.
Hebrews 12:1 'Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us.'
But once we see the cloud of witnesses to the truth, the voices that stand looking, the whole history of personalities listed in Hebrews Chapter 11 who "By Faith" endured and ran with patience the life set before them, we know what we have to do.
We have to "look unto Yahshua, the author and finisher of our faith." (Hebrews 12:2)
"And it's whispered that soon, if we all call the tune, then the piper will lead us to reason. And a new day will dawn for those who stand long, and the forest will echo in laughter."
I don't know about you but I hear that and all I can see is my Savior returning for me. I don't care if their was some ulterior motive behind the writer writing those words - what I hear is - Yahshua coming back and making a new day, a new heaven and a new earth. I look forward to that day of laughter.
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Your Not Saved Yet

"If there's a bustle in your hedgerow, don't be alarmed now, it's just a spring clean for the May queen. Yes, there are two paths you can go by but in the long run, there's still time to change the road you're on."
Sometimes we get caught up in our thoughts. We alarm ourselves and fret over everything we think and do. But making mistakes is part of our human walk. Christ has empathy for this weakness in us. He has given us time and opportunity to find the correct path and stay on it.
I think this verse probably bothers many Christians because far too many have been seduced by the "Once Saved, Always Saved" theory of salvation. I think Led Zeppelin got it right. I think there is always time to change the road you are on - for good - and for bad.
Mark 13:13 '. . . but he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.'
In Ezekiel Chapter 18, Yahweh asks, how it is not fair that a man who repents is better than a man who was righteous and later resigns himself to evil? To mankind, the old deeds of the righteous man should speak for him despite his latest sins, and the sinner man's sins should speak for him despite his conversion.  That is an unforgiving world.
There is still time for Christians to fall away, just like there is still time for sinners to be saved.
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BORN AGAIN

"Your head is humming and it won't go, in case you don't know, the piper's calling you to join him."
He knew you before you were born and He is calling you to join Him. This "conscience" will not go away unless you become completely reprobate and allow your heart to have no voice at all.
"Dear lady, can you hear the wind blow, and did you know, your stairway lies on the whispering wind."
You cannot buy the stairway to heaven for the stairway is spiritual. Those that are of the flesh-thinking, believe there has to be a way to make worldly success become spiritual success.
John 3:6 'That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.'
The ONLY WAY to heaven is to be born again and follow the way of the wind.
John 3:8 'The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth; so is every one that is born of the Spirit.'
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A Brilliant Disguise For Sin

"And as we wind on down the road, our shadows taller than our souls, there walks a lady we all know, who shines white light and wants to show, how everything still turns to gold."
Our carnal life casts a big shadow and often times it darkens the truth we want to be.
Romans 7:19 'For the good that I would, I do not; but the evil, which I would not, that I do.'
This is humility, a humility far too many Christians believe they must disguise in order to appear powerful before the world.  We are only powerful in Christ - not in our own right.  Our shadows and sins are taller than our souls. 
And while we wrestle with these many weaknesses and flaws, there is always this shining temptation to embrace our sins as necessary and acceptable - even justified - everything is still golden.
Until we come to repentance, nothing is golden and nothing is light.  There is a false light trying to convince us that we can sin and be saved, that we can go down the wrong path and still arrive at the right destination.
2Corinthians 11:14 'And no marvel, for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light.'
Don't let temptation convince you to obey your weaknesses continuously.

Loyal

"And if listen very hard, the truth will come to you at last, when all is one and one is all, to be a rock and not to roll."
When will the ultimate truth come?  It will come when all is made ONE.
John 10:30 'I and My Father are One.'
John 14:20 'At that day ye shall know that I am in My Father, and ye in Me, and I in you.'
And once we realize He is in us, then we too are One with the Father.  And anyone that is One with the Father becomes a rock, a stable, reliable, trustworthy, loyal soul.  We no longer roll.  We no longer flee.  We no longer grow scared and weary at well doing.
How this song is "transformed" to sound evil and demonic is a mystery to me.  But I have no superstitions about it.  I hear it and it brings me closer to Christ.  I'm not trying to buy my way to heaven.
I'm trying to stay on the right path like a rock that will not be moved.
Colossians 1:23 'If ye continue in the faith grounded and settled, and be not moved away from the hope of the gospel . . .'
Amen

Now, I have heard all sorts of interpretations about this song.  Frankly, I don't give much credence to those who say it is from the devil and if you listen to it and have a doubt- then never listen to it again.  For me, it think it just may be a truly spiritual song, disguised because of the genre of rock and roll.  Who knows for sure- NO ONE, except the author (and he is not telling).  Aside from all this.. I was sitting in the recliner listening to this song and it didn't take long for me to associate this song with Jesus.  Here is what I am referring to.... 

John, Chapter 1
45 Philip found Nathanael, and said to him, “We have found him, of whom Moses in the law, and the prophets, wrote: Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph.” 

  46  Nathanael said to him, “Can any good thing come out of Nazareth?” 

Philip said to him, “Come and see.” 


  47  Jesus saw Nathanael coming to him, and said about him, “Behold, an Israelite indeed, in whom is no deceit!” 

  48  Nathanael said to him, “How do you know me?” 

Jesus answered him, 
“Before Philip called you, when you were under the fig tree, I saw you.” 

  49  Nathanael answered him, “Rabbi, you are the Son of God! You are King of Israel!” 

  50  Jesus answered him, “Because I told you, ‘I saw you underneath the fig tree,’ do you believe? You will see greater things than these!”   51 He said to him“Most certainly, I tell you, hereafter you will see heaven opened, and the angels of God ascending and descending on the Son of Man.” 

Jesus is the way to God.  HE is the stairway to HEAVEN!!!  You can't buy your way in or sneak in or do something to merit entrance into HEAVEN.  Jesus and only Jesus is the way.  Hold to that thought and never change it.  The picture at the top may show a rainbow that could be a stairway, but it is just a reminder, just like the song is.  Enough said; except that everywhere you look God will teach you something- but you do have to LOOK!!!

From Gary... Bible Reading and Study, May 16


May 16
Joshua 13, 14

Jos 13:1 Now Joshua was old and well advanced in years. Yahweh said to him, "You are old and advanced in years, and there remains yet very much land to be possessed.
Jos 13:2 This is the land that still remains: all the regions of the Philistines, and all the Geshurites;
Jos 13:3 from the Shihor, which is before Egypt, even to the border of Ekron northward, which is counted as Canaanite; the five lords of the Philistines; the Gazites, and the Ashdodites, the Ashkelonites, the Gittites, and the Ekronites; also the Avvim,
Jos 13:4 on the south; all the land of the Canaanites, and Mearah that belongs to the Sidonians, to Aphek, to the border of the Amorites;
Jos 13:5 and the land of the Gebalites, and all Lebanon, toward the sunrise, from Baal Gad under Mount Hermon to the entrance of Hamath;
Jos 13:6 all the inhabitants of the hill country from Lebanon to Misrephoth Maim, even all the Sidonians; them will I drive out from before the children of Israel: only allocate it to Israel for an inheritance, as I have commanded you.
Jos 13:7 Now therefore divide this land for an inheritance to the nine tribes and the half-tribe of Manasseh."
Jos 13:8 With him the Reubenites and the Gadites received their inheritance, which Moses gave them, beyond the Jordan eastward, even as Moses the servant of Yahweh gave them:
Jos 13:9 from Aroer, that is on the edge of the valley of the Arnon, and the city that is in the middle of the valley, and all the plain of Medeba to Dibon;
Jos 13:10 and all the cities of Sihon king of the Amorites, who reigned in Heshbon, to the border of the children of Ammon;
Jos 13:11 and Gilead, and the border of the Geshurites and Maacathites, and all Mount Hermon, and all Bashan to Salecah;
Jos 13:12 all the kingdom of Og in Bashan, who reigned in Ashtaroth and in Edrei (the same was left of the remnant of the Rephaim); for Moses attacked these, and drove them out.
Jos 13:13 Nevertheless the children of Israel didn't drive out the Geshurites, nor the Maacathites: but Geshur and Maacath dwell in the midst of Israel to this day.
Jos 13:14 Only he gave no inheritance to the tribe of Levi. The offerings of Yahweh, the God of Israel, made by fire are his inheritance, as he spoke to him.
Jos 13:15 Moses gave to the tribe of the children of Reuben according to their families.
Jos 13:16 Their border was from Aroer, that is on the edge of the valley of the Arnon, and the city that is in the middle of the valley, and all the plain by Medeba;
Jos 13:17 Heshbon, and all its cities that are in the plain; Dibon, Bamoth Baal, Beth Baal Meon,
Jos 13:18 Jahaz, Kedemoth, Mephaath,
Jos 13:19 Kiriathaim, Sibmah, Zereth Shahar in the mount of the valley,
Jos 13:20 Beth Peor, the slopes of Pisgah, Beth Jeshimoth,
Jos 13:21 all the cities of the plain, and all the kingdom of Sihon king of the Amorites, who reigned in Heshbon, whom Moses struck with the chiefs of Midian, Evi, Rekem, Zur, Hur, and Reba, the princes of Sihon, who lived in the land.
Jos 13:22 The children of Israel alse killed Balaam also the son of Beor, the soothsayer, with the sword, among the rest of their slain.
Jos 13:23 The border of the children of Reuben was the bank of the Jordan. This was the inheritance of the children of Reuben according to their families, the cities and its villages.
Jos 13:24 Moses gave to the tribe of Gad, to the children of Gad, according to their families.
Jos 13:25 Their border was Jazer, and all the cities of Gilead, and half the land of the children of Ammon, to Aroer that is before Rabbah;
Jos 13:26 and from Heshbon to Ramath Mizpeh, and Betonim; and from Mahanaim to the border of Debir;
Jos 13:27 and in the valley, Beth Haram, Beth Nimrah, Succoth, and Zaphon, the rest of the kingdom of Sihon king of Heshbon, the Jordan's bank, to the uttermost part of the sea of Chinnereth beyond the Jordan eastward.
Jos 13:28 This is the inheritance of the children of Gad according to their families, the cities and its villages.
Jos 13:29 Moses gave an inheritance to the half-tribe of Manasseh. It was for the half-tribe of the children of Manasseh according to their families.
Jos 13:30 Their border was from Mahanaim, all Bashan, all the kingdom of Og king of Bashan, and all the towns of Jair, which are in Bashan, sixty cities.
Jos 13:31 Half Gilead, Ashtaroth, and Edrei, the cities of the kingdom of Og in Bashan, were for the children of Machir the son of Manasseh, even for the half of the children of Machir according to their families.
Jos 13:32 These are the inheritances which Moses distributed in the plains of Moab, beyond the Jordan at Jericho, eastward.
Jos 13:33 But to the tribe of Levi Moses gave no inheritance. Yahweh, the God of Israel, is their inheritance, as he spoke to them.
Jos 14:1 These are the inheritances which the children of Israel took in the land of Canaan, which Eleazar the priest, Joshua the son of Nun, and the heads of the fathers' houses of the tribes of the children of Israel, distributed to them,
Jos 14:2 by the lot of their inheritance, as Yahweh commanded by Moses, for the nine tribes, and for the half-tribe.
Jos 14:3 For Moses had given the inheritance of the two tribes and the half-tribe beyond the Jordan; but to the Levites he gave no inheritance among them.
Jos 14:4 For the children of Joseph were two tribes, Manasseh and Ephraim: and they gave no portion to the Levites in the land, except cities to dwell in, with their suburbs for their livestock and for their property.
Jos 14:5 The children of Israel did as Yahweh commanded Moses, and they divided the land.
Jos 14:6 Then the children of Judah drew near to Joshua in Gilgal. Caleb the son of Jephunneh the Kenizzite said to him, "You know the thing that Yahweh spoke to Moses the man of God concerning me and concerning you in Kadesh Barnea.
Jos 14:7 I was forty years old when Moses the servant of Yahweh sent me from Kadesh Barnea to spy out the land. I brought him word again as it was in my heart.
Jos 14:8 Nevertheless, my brothers who went up with me made the heart of the people melt; but I wholly followed Yahweh my God.
Jos 14:9 Moses swore on that day, saying, 'Surely the land where you walked shall be an inheritance to you and to your children forever, because you have wholly followed Yahweh my God.'
Jos 14:10 Now, behold, Yahweh has kept me alive, as he spoke, these forty-five years, from the time that Yahweh spoke this word to Moses, while Israel walked in the wilderness. Now, behold, I am eighty-five years old, today.
Jos 14:11 As yet I am as strong today as I was in the day that Moses sent me: as my strength was then, even so is my strength now for war, to go out and to come in.
Jos 14:12 Now therefore give me this hill country, of which Yahweh spoke in that day; for you heard in that day how the Anakim were there, and great and fortified cities. It may be that Yahweh will be with me, and I shall drive them out, as Yahweh spoke."
Jos 14:13 Joshua blessed him; and he gave Hebron to Caleb the son of Jephunneh for an inheritance.
Jos 14:14 Therefore Hebron became the inheritance of Caleb the son of Jephunneh the Kenizzite to this day; because he wholly followed Yahweh, the God of Israel.
Jos 14:15 Now the name of Hebron before was Kiriath Arba, after the greatest man among the Anakim. The land had rest from war. 


The Composite Bible
The World English Bible
Darby's Translation
Young's Literal Translation
Joshua

Joshua 13 1
Now Joshua was old and well stricken in years; and Yahweh said to him, You are old and well stricken in years, and there remains yet very much land to be possessed.
And Joshua was old, advanced in age, and Jehovah said to him, Thou art old, advanced in age, and there remaineth yet very much land to take possession of.
And Joshua is old, entering into days, and Jehovah saith unto him, `Thou hast become aged, thou hast entered into days; as to the land, very much hath been left to possess.
Joshua 13 2
This is the land that yet remains: all the regions of the Philistines, and all the Geshurites; 
This is the land that yet remaineth: all the districts of the Philistines and all the Geshurites,
`This [is] the land that is left; all the circuits of the Philistines, and all Geshuri, 
Joshua 13 3
from the Shihor, which is before Egypt, even to the border of Ekron northward, [which] is reckoned to the Canaanites; the five lords of the Philistines; the Gazites, and the Ashdodites, the Ashkelonites, the Gittites, and the Ekronites; also the Avvim,
from the Shihor, which [floweth] before Egypt, as far as the borders of Ekron northward, [and which] is counted to the Canaanite; five lordships of the Philistines: of Gazah, and of Ashdod, of Eshkalon, of Gath, and of Ekron; also the Avvites;
from Sihor which [is] on the front of Egypt, and unto the border of Ekron northward, to the Canaanite it is reckoned, five princes of the Philistines, the Gazathite, and the Ashdothite, the Eshkalonite, the Gittite, and the Ekronite, also the Avim.
Joshua 13 4
on the south; all the land of the Canaanites, and Mearah that belongs to the Sidonians, to Aphek, to the border of the Amorites;
in the south, the whole land of the Canaanites, and Mearah which [belongeth] to the Sidonians, unto Aphek, to the border of the Amorites;
`From the south, all the land of the Canaanite, and Mearah, which [is] to the Sidonians, unto Aphek, unto the border of the Amorite;
Joshua 13 5
and the land of the Gebalites, and all Lebanon, toward the sunrise, from Baal-gad under Mount Hermon to the entrance of Hamath;
and the land of the Giblites, and all Lebanon, toward the sun-rising, from Baal-Gad at the foot of mount Hermon to the entrance into Hamath;
and the land of the Giblite, and all Lebanon, at the sun-rising, from Baal-Gad under mount Hermon, unto the going in to Hamath:
Joshua 13 6
all the inhabitants of the hill-country from Lebanon to Misrephoth-maim, even all the Sidonians; them will I drive out from before the children of Israel: only allot you it to Israel for an inheritance, as I have commanded you.
all the inhabitants of the hill-country from Lebanon to Misrephoth-maim, all the Sidonians; I will dispossess them from before the children of Israel. Only, partition it by lot to Israel for an inheritance, as I have commanded thee.
all the inhabitants of the hill-country, from Lebanon unto Misrephoth-Maim, all the Sidonians: I -- I dispossess them before the sons of Israel; only, cause it to fall to Israel for an inheritance, as I have commanded thee.
Joshua 13 7
Now therefore divide this land for an inheritance to the nine tribes, and the half-tribe of Manasseh.
And now divide this land for an inheritance to the nine tribes, and to half the tribe of Manasseh;
`And now, apportion this land for an inheritance to the nine tribes, and the half of the tribe of Manasseh,` --
Joshua 13 8
With him the Reubenites and the Gadites received their inheritance, which Moses gave them, beyond the Jordan eastward, even as Moses the servant of Yahweh gave them:
with him the Reubenites and the Gadites have received their inheritance, which Moses gave them, beyond the Jordan eastward, as Moses the servant of Jehovah gave them:
with it the Reubenite, and the Gadite, have received their inheritance, which Moses hath given to them beyond the Jordan eastward, as Moses servant of Jehovah hath given to them;
Joshua 13 9
from Aroer, that is on the edge of the valley of the Arnon, and the city that is in the middle of the valley, and all the plain of Medeba to Dibon;
from Aroer, which is on the bank of the river Arnon, and the city that is in the midst of the ravine, and all the plateau of Medeba to Dibon,
from Aroer, which [is] on the edge of the brook Arnon, and the city which [is] in the midst of the brook, and all the plain of Medeba unto Dihon,
Joshua 13 10
and all the cities of Sihon king of the Amorites, who reigned in Heshbon, to the border of the children of Ammon;
and all the cities of Sihon the king of the Amorites, who reigned at Heshbon, to the border of the children of Ammon;
and all the cities of Sihon king of the Amorite, who reigned in Heshbon, unto the border of the Bene-Ammon,
Joshua 13 11
and Gilead, and the border of the Geshurites and Maacathites, and all Mount Hermon, and all Bashan to Salecah;
and Gilead, and the border of the Geshurites and Maachathites, and all mount Hermon, and the whole of Bashan to Salcah;
and Gilead, and the border of the Geshurite, and of the Maachathite, and all mount Hermon, and all Bashan unto Salcah;
Joshua 13 12
all the kingdom of Og in Bashan, who reigned in Ashtaroth and in Edrei (the same was left of the remnant of the Rephaim); for these did Moses strike, and drove them out.
all the kingdom of Og in Bashan, who reigned at Ashtaroth and at Edrei, who remained of the residue of the giants; and Moses smote them and dispossessed them.
all the kingdom of Og in Bashan, who reigned in Ashtaroth and in Edrei; he was left of the remnant of the Rephaim, and Moses doth smite them, and dispossess them;
Joshua 13 13
Nevertheless the children of Israel didn`t drive out the Geshurites, nor the Maacathites: but Geshur and Maacath dwell in the midst of Israel to this day.
But the children of Israel did not dispossess the Geshurites nor the Maachathites; but the Geshurites and the Maachathites dwell among the Israelites to this day.
and the sons of Israel dispossessed not the Geshurite, and the Maachathite; and Geshur and Maachath dwell in the midst of Israel unto this day.
Joshua 13 14
Only to the tribe of Levi he gave no inheritance; the offerings of Yahweh, the God of Israel, made by fire are his inheritance, as he spoke to him.
Only to the tribe of Levi he gave no inheritance: the offerings by fire of Jehovah the God of Israel are their inheritance, as he said to them.
Only, to the tribe of Levi he hath not given an inheritance; fire-offerings of Jehovah, God of Israel, is its inheritance, as He hath spoken to it.
Joshua 13 15
Moses gave to the tribe of the children of Reuben according to their families.
And Moses gave [a portion] to the tribe of the children of Reuben according to their families.
And Moses giveth to the tribe of the sons of Reuben, for their families;
Joshua 13 16
Their border was from Aroer, that is on the edge of the valley of the Arnon, and the city that is in the middle of the valley, and all the plain by Medeba;
And their territory was from Aroer, which is on the bank of the river Arnon, and the city that is in the midst of the ravine, and all the plateau by Medeba;
and the border is to them from Aroer, which [is] on the edge of the brook Arnon, and the city which [is] in the midst of the brook, and all the plain by Medeba,
Joshua 13 17
Heshbon, and all its cities that are in the plain; Dibon, and Bamoth-baal, and Beth-baal-meon,
Heshbon, and all her cities that are in the plateau, Dibon, and Bamoth-Baal, and Beth-Baal-meon,
Heshbon, and all its cities which [are] in the plain, Dibon, and Bamoth-Baal, and Beth-Baal-Meon,
Joshua 13 18
and Jahaz, and Kedemoth, and Mephaath,
And Jahzah, and Kedemoth, and Mephaath,
and Jahazah, and Kedemoth, and Mephaath,
Joshua 13 19
and Kiriathaim, and Sibmah, and Zereth-shahar in the mount of the valley,
and Kirjathaim, and Sibmah, and Zereth-shahar in the mountain of the vale,
and Kirjathaim, and Sibmah, and Zareth-Shahar, in the mount of the valley,
Joshua 13 20
and Beth-peor, and the slopes of Pisgah, and Beth-jeshimoth,
and Beth-Peor, and the slopes of Pisgah, and Beth-jeshimoth;
and Beth-Peor, and the springs of Pisgah, and Beth-Jeshimoth,
Joshua 13 21
and all the cities of the plain, and all the kingdom of Sihon king of the Amorites, who reigned in Heshbon, whom Moses struck with the chiefs of Midian, Evi, and Rekem, and Zur, and Hur, and Reba, the princes of Sihon, who lived in the land.
all the cities of the plateau, and the whole kingdom of Sihon the king of the Amorites, who reigned at Heshbon, whom Moses smote, him and the princes of Midian, Evi, and Rekem, and Zur, and Hur, and Reba, the chiefs of Sihon dwelling in the land.
and all the cities of the plain, and all the kingdom of Sihon king of the Amorite, who reigned in Heshbon, whom Moses smote, with the princes of Midian, Evi, and Rekem, and Zur, and Hur, and Reba, princes of Sihon, inhabitants of the land.
Joshua 13 22
Balaam also the son of Beor, the soothsayer, did the children of Israel kill with the sword among the rest of their slain.
And Balaam the son of Beor, the diviner, did the children of Israel kill with the sword among them that were slain by them.
And Balaam, son of Beor, the diviner, have the sons of Israel slain with the sword, among their wounded ones.
Joshua 13 23
The border of the children of Reuben was the Jordan, and the border [of it]. This was the inheritance of the children of Reuben according to their families, the cities and the villages
And the border of the children of Reuben was the Jordan, and [its] border. This is the inheritance of the children of Reuben according to their families, the cities and their hamlets.
And the border of the sons of Reuben is the Jordan, and [its] border; this [is] the inheritance of the sons of Reuben, for their families, the cities and their villages.
Joshua 13 24
Moses gave to the tribe of Gad, to the children of Gad, according to their families. 
And Moses gave [a portion] to the tribe of Gad, to the children of Gad according to their families.
And Moses giveth to the tribe of Gad, to the sons of Gad, for their families;
Joshua 13 25
Their border was Jazer, and all the cities of Gilead, and half the land of the children of Ammon, to Aroer that is before Rabbah;
And their territory was Jaazer, and all the cities of Gilead, and half the land of the children of Ammon, to Aroer which is before Rabbah;
and the border is to them Jazer, and all the cities of Gilead, and the half of the land of the Bene-Ammon, unto Aroer which [is] on the front of Rabbah,
Joshua 13 26
and from Heshbon to Ramath-mizpeh, and Betonim; and from Mahanaim to the border of Debir;
and from Heshbon to Ramath-Mizpeh, and Betonim; and from Mahanaim to the border  of Debir;
and from Heshbon unto Ramath-Mispeh, and Betonim, and from Mahanaim unto the border of Debir,
Joshua 13 27
and in the valley, Beth-haram, and Beth-nimrah, and Succoth, and Zaphon, the rest of the kingdom of Sihon king of Heshbon, the Jordan and the border [of it], to the uttermost part of the  sea of Chinnereth beyond the Jordan eastward.
and in the valley, Beth-haram, and Beth-Nimrah, and Succoth, and Zaphon, the rest of the kingdom of Sihon the king of Heshbon, the Jordan and [its] border, as far as the edge of the sea of Chinnereth beyond the Jordan eastward.
and in the valley, Beth-Aram, and Beth-Nimrah, and Succoth, and Zaphon, the rest of the kingdom of Sihon king of Heshbon, the Jordan and [its] border, unto the extremity of the sea of Chinnereth, beyond the Jordan, eastward.
Joshua 13 28
This is the inheritance of the children of Gad according to their families, the cities and the villages of it.
This is the inheritance of the children of Gad according to their families, the cities and their hamlets.
This [is] the inheritance of the sons of Gad, for their families, the cities and their villages.
Joshua 13 29
Moses gave [inheritance] to the half-tribe of Manasseh: and it was for the half-tribe of the children of Manasseh according to their families.
And Moses gave [a portion] to half the tribe of Manasseh; and for half the tribe of the children of Manasseh according to their families:
And Moses giveth to the half of the tribe of Manasseh; and it is to the half of the tribe of the sons of Manasseh, for their families.
Joshua 13 30
Their border was from Mahanaim, all Bashan, all the kingdom of Og king of Bashan, and all the   towns of Jair, which are in Bashan, sixty cities:
their territory was from Mahanaim, all Bashan, the whole kingdom of Og the king of Bashan, and all the villages of Jair, which are in Bashan, sixty cities.
And their border is from Mahanaim, all Bashan, all the kingdom of Og king of Bashan, and all the small towns of Jair, which [are] in Bashan, sixty cities;
Joshua 13 31
and half Gilead, and Ashtaroth, and Edrei, the cities of the kingdom of Og in Bashan, were for the children of Machir the son of Manasseh, even for the half of the children of Machir according to their families.
And half Gilead, and Ashtaroth, and Edrei, the cities of the kingdom of Og in Bashan, [belonged] to the children of Machir the son of Manasseh, to the one half of the children of Machir according to their families.
and the half of Gilead, and Ashteroth, and Edrei, cities of the kingdom of Og in Bashan, [are] to the sons of Machir, son of Manasseh, to the half of the sons of Machir, for their families.
Joshua 13 32
These are the inheritances which Moses distributed in the plains of Moab, beyond the Jordan at Jericho, eastward.
This is that which Moses allotted for inheritance in the plains of Moab, beyond the Jordan of Jericho, eastward.
These [are] they whom Moses caused to inherit in the plains of Moab, beyond the Jordan, [by] Jericho, eastward;
Joshua 13 33
But to the tribe of Levi Moses gave no inheritance: Yahweh, the God of Israel, is their inheritance, as he spoke to them.
But to the tribe of Levi Moses gave no inheritance: Jehovah the God of Israel is their inheritance, as he said to them.
and to the tribe of Levi Moses gave not an inheritance; Jehovah, God of Israel, Himself [is] their inheritance, as He hath spoken to them.
Joshua 14 1
These are the inheritances which the children of Israel took in the land of Canaan, which Eleazar the priest, and Joshua the son of Nun, and the heads of the fathers` [houses] of the tribes of the children of Israel, distributed to them,
And this is what the children of Israel inherited in the land of Canaan, which Eleazar the priest, and Joshua the son of Nun, and the chief fathers of the tribes of the children of Israel, allotted for inheritance to them:
And these [are] they [of] the sons of Israel who inherited in the land of Canaan, whom Eleazar the priest, and Joshua son of Nun, and the heads of the fathers of the tribes of the sons of Israel, caused to inherit;
Joshua 14 2
by the lot of their inheritance, as Yahweh commanded by Moses, for the nine tribes, and for the half-tribe.
their inheritance was by lot, as Jehovah had commanded by Moses, for the nine tribes, and the half tribe.
by lot [is] their inheritance, as Jehovah commanded by the hand of Moses, for the nine of the tribes, and the half of the tribe;
Joshua 14 3
For Moses had given the inheritance of the two tribes and the half-tribe beyond the Jordan: but to the Levites he gave no inheritance among them.
For Moses had given the inheritance of the two tribes and the half tribe beyond the Jordan, but to the Levites he had given no inheritance among them.
for Moses hath given the inheritance of two of the tribes, and of half of the tribe, beyond the Jordan, and to the Levites he hath not given an inheritance in their midst;
Joshua 14 4
For the children of Joseph were two tribes, Manasseh and Ephraim: and they gave no portion to the Levites in the land, save cities to dwell in, with the suburbs of it for their cattle and for their substance.
For the children of Joseph were two tribes, Manasseh and Ephraim; and they gave no part to the Levites in the land, save cities to dwell in, and their suburbs for their cattle and for their substance.
for the sons of Joseph hath been two tribes, Manasseh and Ephraim, and they have not given a portion to the Levites in the land, except cities to dwell in, and their suburbs for their cattle, and for their possessions;
Joshua 14 5
As Yahweh commanded Moses, so the children of Israel did; and they divided the land.
As Jehovah had commanded Moses, so the children of Israel did, and they divided the land. 
as Jehovah commanded Moses, so have the sons of Israel done, and they apportion the land.
Joshua 14 6
Then the children of Judah drew near to Joshua in Gilgal: and Caleb the son of Jephunneh the Kenizzite said to him, You know the thing that Yahweh spoke to Moses the man of God concerning me and concerning you in Kadesh-barnea.
Then the children of Judah came near to Joshua in Gilgal, and Caleb the son of Jephunneh the Kenizzite said to him, Thou knowest the word that Jehovah spoke to Moses the man of God, concerning me and thee, in Kadesh-barnea.
And the sons of Judah come nigh unto Joshua in Gilgal, and Caleb son of Jephunneh the Kenezzite saith unto him, `Thou hast known the word that Jehovah hath spoken unto Moses the man of God, concerning me and concerning thee in Kadesh-Barnea:
Joshua 14 7
Forty years old was I when Moses the servant of Yahweh sent me from Kadesh-barnea to spy out the land; and I brought him word again as it was in my heart.
Forty years old was I when Moses the servant of Jehovah sent me from Kadesh-barnea to search out the land; and I brought him word again as it was in my heart.
a son of forty years [am] I in Moses, servant of Jehovah, sending me from Kadesh-Barnea, to spy the land, and I bring him back word as with my heart;
Joshua 14 8
Nevertheless my brothers who went up with me made the heart of the people melt; but I wholly followed Yahweh my God.
And my brethren that had gone up with me made the heart of the people melt; but I wholly followed Jehovah my God.
and my brethren who have gone up with me have caused the heart of the people to melt, and I have been fully after Jehovah my God;
Joshua 14 9
Moses swore on that day, saying, Surely the land whereon your foot has trodden shall be an inheritance to you and to your children forever, because you have wholly followed Yahweh my  God.
And Moses swore on that day, saying, The land whereon thy feet have trodden shall assuredly be thine inheritance, and thy children`s for ever! for thou hast wholly followed Jehovah my God.
and Moses sweareth in that day, saying, If not -- the land on which thy foot hath trodden, to thee it is for inheritance, and to thy sons -- to the age, for thou hast been fully after Jehovah my God.
Joshua 14 10
Now, behold, Yahweh has kept me alive, as he spoke, these forty-five years, from the time that Yahweh spoke this word to Moses, while Israel walked in the wilderness: and now, behold, I am this day eighty-five years old.
And now behold, Jehovah has kept me alive, as he said, these forty-five years, since Jehovah spoke this word to Moses, when Israel wandered in the wilderness; and now behold, I am this day eighty-five years old.
`And, now, lo, Jehovah hath kept me alive, as He hath spoken, these forty and five years, since Jehovah spake this word unto Moses, when Israel went in the wilderness; and now, lo, I [am] to-day a son of five and eighty years;
Joshua 14 11
As yet I am as strong this day as I as in the day that Moses sent me: as my strength was then, even so is my strength now, for war, and to go out and to come in.
I am still this day strong, as in the day that Moses sent me: as my strength was then, even so is my strength now, for war, both to go out and to come in.
yet [am] I to-day strong as in the day of Moses` sending me; as my power then, so [is] my power now, for battle, and to go out, and to come in.
Joshua 14 12
Now therefore give me this hill-country, whereof Yahweh spoke in that day; for you heard in that day how the Anakim were there, and cities great and fortified: it may be that Yahweh will be with me, and I shall drive them out, as Yahweh spoke.
And now give me this mountain, of which Jehovah spoke in that day; for thou heardest in that day that Anakim are there, and great fortified cities. If so be Jehovah shall be with me, then I shall dispossess them, as Jehovah said.
`And now, give to me this hill-country, of which Jehovah spake in that day, for thou didst hear in that day, for Anakim [are] there, and cities, great, fenced; if so be Jehovah [is] with me, then I have dispossessed them, as Jehovah hath spoken.`
Joshua 14 13
Joshua blessed him; and he gave Hebron to Caleb the son of Jephunneh for an inheritance.
And Joshua blessed him, and gave Hebron to Caleb the son of Jephunneh for an inheritance.
And Joshua blesseth him, and giveth Hebron to Caleb son of Jephunneh for an inheritance,
Joshua 14 14
Therefore Hebron became the inheritance of Caleb the son of Jephunneh the Kenizzite to this day; because that he wholly followed Yahweh, the God of Israel.
Hebron therefore became the inheritance of Caleb the son of Jephunneh the Kenizzite to this day, because he wholly followed Jehovah the God of Israel.
therefore hath Hebron been to Caleb son of Jephunneh the Kenezzite for an inheritance unto this day, because that he was fully after Jehovah, God of Israel;
Joshua 14 15
Now the name of Hebron before was Kiriath-arba; [which Arba was] the greatest man among the   Anakim. The land had rest from war.
Now the name of Hebron before was Kirjath-Arba; the great man among the Anakim. And the land rested from war.
and the name of Hebron formerly [is] Kirjath-Arba (he [is] the great man among the Anakim); and the land hath rest from war.

Study Questions...

The land was to be divided among ___________ tribes? 13:7

Og reigned in __________? 13:12

Describe the inheritance of Levi? 13:33

Who distributed the land? 14:1





May 16, 17
John 1


Joh 1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
Joh 1:2 The same was in the beginning with God.
Joh 1:3 All things were made through him. Without him was not anything made that has been made.
Joh 1:4 In him was life, and the life was the light of men.
Joh 1:5 The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness hasn't overcome it.
Joh 1:6 There came a man, sent from God, whose name was John.
Joh 1:7 The same came as a witness, that he might testify about the light, that all might believe through him.
Joh 1:8 He was not the light, but was sent that he might testify about the light.
Joh 1:9 The true light that enlightens everyone was coming into the world.
Joh 1:10 He was in the world, and the world was made through him, and the world didn't recognize him.
Joh 1:11 He came to his own, and those who were his own didn't receive him.
Joh 1:12 But as many as received him, to them he gave the right to become God's children, to those who believe in his name:
Joh 1:13 who were born not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.
Joh 1:14 The Word became flesh, and lived among us. We saw his glory, such glory as of the one and only Son of the Father, full of grace and truth.
Joh 1:15 John testified about him. He cried out, saying, "This was he of whom I said, 'He who comes after me has surpassed me, for he was before me.' "
Joh 1:16 From his fullness we all received grace upon grace.
Joh 1:17 For the law was given through Moses. Grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.
Joh 1:18 No one has seen God at any time. The one and only Son, who is in the bosom of the Father, he has declared him.
Joh 1:19 This is John's testimony, when the Jews sent priests and Levites from Jerusalem to ask him, "Who are you?"
Joh 1:20 He confessed, and didn't deny, but he confessed, "I am not the Christ."
Joh 1:21 They asked him, "What then? Are you Elijah?" He said, "I am not." "Are you the prophet?" He answered, "No."
Joh 1:22 They said therefore to him, "Who are you? Give us an answer to take back to those who sent us. What do you say about yourself?"
Joh 1:23 He said, "I am the voice of one crying in the wilderness, 'Make straight the way of the Lord,' as Isaiah the prophet said."
Joh 1:24 The ones who had been sent were from the Pharisees.
Joh 1:25 They asked him, "Why then do you baptize, if you are not the Christ, nor Elijah, nor the prophet?"
Joh 1:26 John answered them, "I baptize in water, but among you stands one whom you don't know.
Joh 1:27 He is the one who comes after me, who is preferred before me, whose sandal strap I'm not worthy to loosen."
Joh 1:28 These things were done in Bethany beyond the Jordan, where John was baptizing.
Joh 1:29 The next day, he saw Jesus coming to him, and said, "Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!
Joh 1:30 This is he of whom I said, 'After me comes a man who is preferred before me, for he was before me.'
Joh 1:31 I didn't know him, but for this reason I came baptizing in water: that he would be revealed to Israel."
Joh 1:32 John testified, saying, "I have seen the Spirit descending like a dove out of heaven, and it remained on him.
Joh 1:33 I didn't recognize him, but he who sent me to baptize in water, he said to me, 'On whomever you will see the Spirit descending, and remaining on him, the same is he who baptizes in the Holy Spirit.'
Joh 1:34 I have seen, and have testified that this is the Son of God."
Joh 1:35 Again, the next day, John was standing with two of his disciples,
Joh 1:36 and he looked at Jesus as he walked, and said, "Behold, the Lamb of God!"
Joh 1:37 The two disciples heard him speak, and they followed Jesus.
Joh 1:38 Jesus turned, and saw them following, and said to them, "What are you looking for?" They said to him, "Rabbi" (which is to say, being interpreted, Teacher), "where are you staying?"
Joh 1:39 He said to them, "Come, and see." They came and saw where he was staying, and they stayed with him that day. It was about the tenth hour.
Joh 1:40 One of the two who heard John, and followed him, was Andrew, Simon Peter's brother.
Joh 1:41 He first found his own brother, Simon, and said to him, "We have found the Messiah!" (which is, being interpreted, Christ).
Joh 1:42 He brought him to Jesus. Jesus looked at him, and said, "You are Simon the son of Jonah. You shall be called Cephas" (which is by interpretation, Peter).
Joh 1:43 On the next day, he was determined to go out into Galilee, and he found Philip. Jesus said to him, "Follow me."
Joh 1:44 Now Philip was from Bethsaida, of the city of Andrew and Peter.
Joh 1:45 Philip found Nathanael, and said to him, "We have found him, of whom Moses in the law, and the prophets, wrote: Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph."
Joh 1:46 Nathanael said to him, "Can any good thing come out of Nazareth?" Philip said to him, "Come and see."
Joh 1:47 Jesus saw Nathanael coming to him, and said about him, "Behold, an Israelite indeed, in whom is no deceit!"
Joh 1:48 Nathanael said to him, "How do you know me?" Jesus answered him, "Before Philip called you, when you were under the fig tree, I saw you."
Joh 1:49 Nathanael answered him, "Rabbi, you are the Son of God! You are King of Israel!"
Joh 1:50 Jesus answered him, "Because I told you, 'I saw you underneath the fig tree,' do you believe? You will see greater things than these!"
Joh 1:51 He said to him, "Most certainly, I tell you, hereafter you will see heaven opened, and the angels of God ascending and descending on the Son of Man." 



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John
John 1 1
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
In [the] beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God;
John 1 2
The same was in the beginning with God.
*He* was in the beginning with God.
this one was in the beginning with God;
John 1 3
All things were made throuStudy Questions...gh him. Without him was not anything made that has been made.
All things received being through him, and without him not one [thing] received being which has received being.
all things through him did happen, and without him happened not even one thing that hath happened.
John 1 4
In him was life, and the life was the light of men.
In him was life, and the life was the light of men.
In him was life, and the life was the light of men,
John 1 5
The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness hasn`t overcome it.
And the light appears in darkness, and the darkness apprehended it not.
and the light in the darkness did shine, and the darkness did not perceive it.
John 1 6
There came a man, sent from God, whose name was John.
There was a man sent from God, his name John.
There came a man -- having been sent from God -- whose name [is] John,
John 1 7
The same came as a witness, that he might testify about the light, that all might believe through him.
He came for witness, that he might witness concerning the light, that all might believe through him.
this one came for testimony, that he might testify about the Light, that all might believe through him;
John 1 8
He was not the light, but was sent that he might testify about the light.
*He* was not the light, but that he might witness concerning the light.
that one was not the Light, but -- that he might testify about the Light.
John 1 9
The true light that enlightens everyone was coming into the world.
The true light was that which, coming into the world, lightens every man.
He was the true Light, which doth enlighten every man, coming to the world;
John 1 10
He was in the world, and the world was made through him, and the world didn`t recognize him.
He was in the world, and the world had [its] being through him, and the world knew him not.
in the world he was, and the world through him was made, and the world did not know him:
John 1 11
He came to his own, and those who were his own didn`t receive him.
He came to his own, and his own received him not;
to his own things he came, and his own people did not receive him;
John 1 12
But as many as received him, to them he gave the right to become God`s children, to those who believe in his name:
but as many as received him, to them gave he [the] right to be children of God, to those that believe on his name;
but as many as did receive him to them he gave authority to become sons of God -- to those believing in his name,
John 1 13
who were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.
who have been born, not of blood, nor of flesh`s will, nor of man`s will, but of God.
who -- not of blood nor of a will of flesh, nor of a will of man but -- of God were begotten.
John 1 14
The Word became flesh, and lived among us. We saw his glory, such glory as of the only Son of the Father, full of grace and truth.
And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us (and we have contemplated his glory, a glory as of an only-begotten with a father), full of grace and truth;
And the Word became flesh, and did tabernacle among us, and we beheld his glory, glory as of an only begotten of a father, full of grace and truth.
John 1 15
John testified about him. He cried out, saying, "This was he of whom I said, `He who comes after me has surpassed me, for he was before me.`"
(John bears witness of him, and he has cried, saying, This was he of whom I said, He that comes after me is preferred before me, for he was before me;)
John doth testify concerning him, and hath cried, saying, `This was he of whom I said, He who after me is coming, hath come before me, for he was before me;`
John 1 16
From his fullness we all received grace upon grace.
for of his fulness we all have received, and grace upon grace.
and out of his fulness did we all receive, and grace over-against grace;
John 1 17
For the law was given through Moses. Grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.
For the law was given by Moses: grace and truth subsists through Jesus Christ.
for the law through Moses was given, the grace and the truth through Jesus Christ did come;
John 1 18
No one has seen God at any time. The only conceived Son, who is in the bosom of the Father, he has declared him.
No one has seen God at any time; the only-begotten Son, who is in the bosom of the Father, *he* hath declared [him].
God no one hath ever seen; the only begotten Son, who is on the bosom of the Father -- he did declare.
John 1 19
This is John`s testimony, when the Jews sent priests and Levites from Jerusalem to ask him, "Who are you?"
And this is the witness of John, when the Jews sent from Jerusalem priests and Levites that they might ask him, Thou, who art thou?
And this is the testimony of John, when the Jews sent out of Jerusalem priests and   Levites, that they might question him, `Who art thou?`
John 1 20
He confessed, and didn`t deny, but he confessed, "I am not the Christ."
And he acknowledged and denied not, and acknowledged, I am not the Christ.
and he confessed and did not deny, and confessed -- `I am not the Christ.` 
John 1 21
They asked him, "What then? Are you Elijah?" He said, "I am not." "Are you the prophet?" He answered, "No."
And they asked him, What then? Art thou Elias? And he says, I am not. Art thou the prophet? And he answered, No.
And they questioned him, `What then? Elijah art thou?` and he saith, `I am not.` -- `The prophet art thou?` and he answered, `No.`
John 1 22
They said therefore to him, "Who are you? Give us an answer to take back to those who sent us. What do you say about yourself?"
They said therefore to him, Who art thou? that we may give an answer to those who sent us. What sayest thou of thyself?
They said then to him, `Who art thou, that we may give an answer to those sending us? what dost thou say concerning thyself?`
John 1 23
He said, "I am the voice of one crying in the wilderness, `Make straight the way of the Lord,` as Isaiah the prophet said."
He said, I [am] [the] voice of one crying in the wilderness, Make straight the path of [the] Lord, as said Esaias the prophet.
He said, `I [am] a voice of one crying in the wilderness: Make straight the way of the Lord, as said Isaiah the prophet.`
John 1 24
The ones who had been sent were from the Pharisees.
And they were sent from among the Pharisees.
And those sent were of the Pharisees,
John 1 25
They asked him, "Why then do you baptize, if you are not the Christ, nor Elijah, nor the Prophet?"
And they asked him and said to him, Why baptisest thou then, if thou art not the Christ, nor Elias, nor the prophet?
and they questioned him and said to him, `Why, then, dost thou baptize, if thou art not the Christ, nor Elijah, nor the prophet?`
John 1 26
John answered them, "I baptize in water, but among you stands one whom you don`t know,
John answered them saying, I baptise with water. In the midst of you stands, whom ye do not know,
John answered them, saying, `I baptize with water, but in midst of you he hath stood whom ye have not known, this one it is who is coming after me, who hath been before me,
John 1 27
he who comes after me, whose sandal strap I`m not worthy to untie."
he who comes after me, the thong of whose sandal I am not worthy to unloose.
of whom I am not worthy that I may loose the cord of his sandal.`
John 1 28
These things were done in Bethany beyond the Jordan, where John was baptizing.
These things took place in Bethany, across the Jordan, where John was baptising.
These things came to pass in Bethabara, beyond the Jordan, where John was baptizing,
John 1 29
On the next day, he saw Jesus coming to him, and said, "Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!
On the morrow he sees Jesus coming to him, and says, Behold the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world.
on the morrow John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, `Lo, the Lamb of God, who is taking away the sin of the world;
John 1 30
This is he of whom I said, `After me comes a man who is preferred before me, for he was before me.`
He it is of whom I said, A man comes after me who takes a place before me, because he *was* before me;
this is he concerning whom I said, After me doth come a man, who hath come before me, because he was before me:
John 1 31
I didn`t know him, but for this reason I came baptizing in water: that he would be revealed to Israel."
and I knew him not; but that he might be manifested to Israel, therefore have I come baptising with water.
and I knew him not, but, that he might be manifested to Israel, because of this I came with the water baptizing.
John 1 32
John testified, saying, "I have seen the Spirit descending like a dove out of heaven, and it remained on him.
And John bore witness, saying, I beheld the Spirit descending as a dove from heaven, and it abode upon him.
And John testified, saying -- `I have seen the Spirit coming down, as a dove, out of heaven, and it remained on him;
John 1 33
I didn`t recognize him, but he who sent me to baptize in water, he said to me, `On whoever you will see the Spirit descending, and remaining on him, the same is he who baptizes in the Holy Spirit.`
And I knew him not; but he who sent me to baptise with water, *he* said to me, Upon whom thou shalt see the Spirit descending and abiding on him, he it is who baptises with [the] Holy Spirit.
and I did not know him, but he who sent me to baptize with water, He said to me, On whomsoever thou mayst see the Spirit coming down, and remaining on him, this is he who is baptizing with the Holy Spirit;
John 1 34
I have seen, and have testified that this is the Son of God."
And I have seen and borne witness that this is the Son of God.
and I have seen, and have testified, that this is the Son of God.`
John 1 35
Again, on the next day, John was standing with two of his disciples,
Again, on the morrow, there stood John and two of his disciples.
On the morrow, again, John was standing, and two of his disciples,
John 1 36
and he looked at Jesus as he walked, and said, "Behold, the Lamb of God!"
And, looking at Jesus as he walked, he says, Behold the Lamb of God.
and having looked on Jesus walking, he saith, `Lo, the Lamb of God;`
John 1 37
The two disciples heard him speak, and they followed Jesus.
And the two disciples heard him speaking, and followed Jesus.
and the two disciples heard him speaking, and they followed Jesus.
John 1 38
Jesus turned, and saw them following, and said to them, "What are you looking for?" They said to him, "Rabbi" (which is to say, being interpreted, Teacher), "where are you staying?"
But Jesus having turned, and seeing them following, says to them, What seek ye? And *they* said to him, Rabbi (which, being interpreted, signifies Teacher), where abidest thou?
And Jesus having turned, and having beheld them following, saith to them, `What seek ye?` and they said to them, `Rabbi, (which is, being interpreted, Teacher,)  where remainest thou?`
John 1 39
He said to them, "Come, and see." They came and saw where he was staying, and they stayed with him that day. It was about the tenth hour.
He says to them, Come and see. They went therefore, and saw where he abode; and they abode with him that day. It was about the tenth hour.
He saith to them, `Come and see;` they came, and saw where he doth remain, and with him they remained that day and the hour was about the tenth.
John 1 40
One of the two who heard John, and followed him, was Andrew, Simon Peter`s brother.
Andrew, the brother of Simon Peter, was one of the two who heard [this] from John and followed him.
Andrew, the brother of Simon Peter, was one of the two who heard from John, and followed him;
John 1 41
He first found his own brother, Simon, and said to him, "We have found the Messiah!" (which is, being interpreted, Christ).
He first finds his own brother Simon, and says to him, We have found the Messias (which being interpreted is Christ).
this one doth first find his own brother Simon, and saith to him, `We have found the Messiah,` (which is, being interpreted, The Anointed,)
John 1 42
He brought him to Jesus. Jesus looked at him, and said, "You are Simon the son of Jonah. You shall be called Cephas" (which is by interpretation, Peter).
And he led him to Jesus. Jesus looking at him said, Thou art Simon, the son of Jonas; thou shalt be called Cephas (which interpreted is stone).
and he brought him unto Jesus: and having looked upon him, Jesus saith, `Thou art Simon, the son of Jonas, thou shalt be called Cephas,` (which is interpreted, A rock.)
John 1 43
On the next day, he was determined to go forth into Galilee, and he found Philip. Jesus said to him, "Follow me."
On the morrow he would go forth into Galilee, and Jesus finds Philip, and says to him, Follow me.
On the morrow, he willed to go forth to Galilee, and he findeth Philip, and saith to him, `Be following me.`
John 1 44
Now Philip was from Bethsaida, of the city of Andrew and Peter.
And Philip was from Bethsaida, of the city of Andrew and Peter.
And Philip was from Bethsaida, of the city of Andrew and Peter;
John 1 45
Philip found Nathanael, and said to him, "We have found him, of whom Moses in the law, and the prophets, wrote: Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph."
Philip finds Nathanael, and says to him, We have found him of whom Moses wrote in the law, and the prophets, Jesus, the son of Joseph, who is from Nazareth.
Philip findeth Nathanael, and saith to him, `Him of whom Moses wrote in the Law,   and the prophets, we have found, Jesus the son of Joseph, who [is] from Nazareth;`
John 1 46
Nathanael said to him, "Can any good thing come out of Nazareth?" Philip said to him, "Come and see."
And Nathanael said to him, Can anything good come out of Nazareth? Philip says to him, Come and see.
and Nathanael said to him, `Out of Nazareth is any good thing able to be?` Philip said to him, `Come and see.`
John 1 47
Jesus saw Nathanael coming to him, and said about him, "Behold, an Israelite indeed, in whom is no deceit!"
Jesus saw Nathanael coming to him, and says of him, Behold [one] truly an Israelite, in whom there is no guile.
Jesus saw Nathanael coming unto him, and he saith concerning him, `Lo, truly an Israelite, in whom guile is not;`
John 1 48
Nathanael says to him, "How do you know me?" Jesus answered him, "Before Philip called you, when you were under the fig tree, I saw you."
Nathanael says to him, Whence knowest thou me? Jesus answered and said to him, Before that Philip called thee, when thou wast under the fig-tree, I saw thee.
Nathanael saith to him, `Whence me dost thou know?` Jesus answered and said to him, `Before Philip`s calling thee -- thou being under the fig-tree -- I saw thee.`
John 1 49
Nathanael answered him, "Rabbi, you are the Son of God! You are King of Israel!"
Nathanael answered and said to him, Rabbi, thou art the Son of God, thou art the King of Israel.
Nathanael answered and saith to him, `Rabbi, thou art the Son of God, thou art the king of Israel.`
John 1 50
Jesus answered him, "Because I told you, `I saw you underneath the fig tree,` do you believe? You will see greater things than these."
Jesus answered and said to him, Because I said to thee, I saw thee under the fig-tree, believest thou? Thou shalt see greater things than these.
Jesus answered and said to him, `Because I said to thee, I saw thee under the fig- tree, thou dost believe; greater things than these thou shalt see;`
John 1 51
He said to him, "Most assuredly, I tell you, hereafter you will see heaven opened, and the angels of God ascending and descending on the Son of Man."
And he says to him, Verily, verily, I say to you, Henceforth ye shall see the heaven opened, and the angels of God ascending and descending on the Son of man.
and he saith to him, `Verily, verily, I say to you, henceforth ye shall see the heaven opened, and the messengers of God going up and coming down upon the Son of Man.`


Study Questions...

The word was full of ______ and ______? 1:14

The lamb of God takes away ________? 1:29

Cephas means? 1:42

Nathaniel did not have ___________ in him? 1:47